I just made the raw lasagna recipe from Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People. Wow. Yummy. It was very easy, and although it doesn't taste like my meatier version, it satisfied that whole casserole-y saucy craving. It used a raw marinara sauce (also from the book), spinach, avocado, and zucchini 'noodles'. I find myself using this book a lot. It has very easy recipes that just have 1 or 2 servings, which is convenient because I'm the only one eating the stuff usually. I've also fallen in love with the lemon tahini dressing in the book. Try it over baby spinach and avocado chunks. There are some juice recipes I've used too. The spring rolls are delicious with the mock peanut sauce for dunking.
So far, I've lost about 5 pounds. Not even trying! Just eating raw, whole foods, with little to no processing. I use the CRON-o-meter every other day, and my nutrition is off the charts. I am keeping calories within my personal limits, and getting all my macro- and micronutrients. Fiber is high. I'm chugging water. Life is good:)
Running is getting a little more interesting. I'm actually running for 5 minutes straight in the intervals for this week in my training program (Couch to 5k), and it feels better. It's sort of a challenge, but I'm sure after this week (week 4) it'll be much easier. Today was the first day of the 5 minute interval.
In other news, I got a 95 on my western civ exam! Woot! I felt pretty good about it when I took it, so it wasn't that big of a surprise, but still.
So check out the cookbook. If you want to try a little raw in your life, it's a good place to start. Simple recipes, not a lot of funky ingredients like some raw books. Try it, you'll like it!
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